Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Approaching the witching hour...

The race in the 2nd Congressional District may be headed towards a recount - an automatic recounting of every vote cast but only in those cases where the difference in vote totals is less than one-half of one-percent.

There are some suggestions that Democratic challenger Joe Courtney may have emerged on top of a very tight race - winning by only a few hundred votes. There has been no official word from the Courtney campaign at this point.

However, three-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, did say that his campaign's total has him up by "a couple of hundred votes," with a number of towns still outstanding - and conceding that those towns "may not come in in our favor."

At this point, the election is on hold while both camps go over the vote totals. Meanwhile, party goers at Simmons campaign party headquarters are starting to thin as the night wears on.

It is expected that sometime after midnight we might know something more.


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